Monday, May 27, 2024

Mike Tyson Launches Cannabis Gummies With This Emblematic Shape

25 years after the boxer’s most infamous fight, his cannabis brand just released some gummies in honor of the spectacle.

Did you ear? Mike Tyson’s cannabis company just released a new gummy as a nod to the prolific boxer’s fight against Evander Holyfield. You know the one. The infamous title fight that ended with Holyfield leaving the ring with a big chunk of his ear bitten off.

The 1997 “Bite Fight” lead to Tyson losing his boxing license and a $3 million fine. And now, to commemorate that infamous fight, Tyson 2.0 has come out with Mike Bites, which Tyson endorsed on Twitter.

According to CBS Sports, Tyson eluded to these gummies back in 2019, when he and Holyfield made amends.

In a 2019 episode of the “‘Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson” podcast, Holyfield revealed that he “forgave” Tyson, and Tyson pitched an ear-shaped candy to him.

“You might be in business because we’re going to make some holy ears,” Tyson said at the time. “Edible ears that got a bit taken out of them. Holy ears.”

Tyson has long been involved in cannabis, praising the drug and its benefits over those of drinking alcohol. “My life was just miserable, I was out of control. I was fighting with everybody,” he said in an interview recently. “If someone asked me for an autograph, I’d punch them in the face. I was just a mess, and then after I retired, I started smoking.

Mike Tyson
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“What a mistake that was — I should have smoked my whole career. I should have smoked when I was fighting because it put me in this different state of mind. I’m very relaxed and the more relaxed you are, the better fighter you are, at least in my case.”

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